Trump in excellent health: White House doctor

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President Jovenel Moise said: "The Haitian government condemns in the strongest terms these abhorrent and obnoxious remarks which, if proven, reflect a totally erroneous and racist view of the Haitian community and its contribution to the United States".

Donald Trump may prefer immigrants from Norway rather than from what he reportedly called "shithole" countries such as Haiti or those in Africa.

US Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who was at a White House meeting on immigration on Thursday where Trump reportedly made the remarks, confirmed to reporters on Friday that Trump used "vile, vulgar" language, including "shithole".

"President Trump brought everyone to the table this week and listened to both sides, but regrettably, it seems that not everyone is committed to negotiating in good faith", the senators said.

Jean Cius says the latest media attention is a chance to highlight what Haitian-Americans really represent: resilience.

Roughly 13,000 of the state's immigrants came from Haiti and 5,600 people came from El Salvador. Absent a budget, the federal government will have to shut down. The White House did not deny them.

U.S. missions went into damage control mode. We're going to prepare our bipartisan agreement for introduction into the Senate next week.

The resolution could be embarrassing for Trump if Republican leaders of the lower house allow a vote on it. "We are better than this, and such comments are unacceptable, no matter the context".

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Trump on Friday panned the "so-called bipartisan DACA deal" as "a big step backwards".

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Sen. "The contribution and spirit of these immigrants, as American citizens and as citizens who honor their homeland, may well be the greatest symbol of what makes America great - or at least of what can". Haitians who come to the USA add to the country's glory, he insisted.

So far, the State Department said, the USA charge d'affaires in Haiti and ambassador in Botswana have been called in by their hosts after Trump reportedly dubbed these countries "shitholes".

One of the overarching questions as the vote on the federal budget approaches is which components of immigration reform and border security will be included.

Botswana's foreign ministry summoned the US ambassador in protest and called the comments "highly irresponsible, reprehensible and racist".

"The DREAM Act must not be used to implement a family ban by altering the current family sponsorship system, cancel the diversity visa program or allocate our hard-earned taxpayer dollars to building a wall", the statement read.

The 2016 letter put Trump's blood pressure and cholesterol measurements in the healthy range, though he uses a cholesterol-lowering statin medication.

Steven A. Camarota, director of research at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), said the poverty rate for immigrants in the USA from Central America is nearly twice what it is for Americans in general.

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